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10 Theater Tweeters To Know Right Now

Posted: 05/ 3/2012 1:32 pm Updated: 05/ 3/2012 5:49 pm

Audra Mcdonald

With the announcement of the Tony Award nominations, we at HuffPost Culture have theater on the brain, and have spent much of our week devouring the news and commentary spilling forth on Twitter. To that end, we put a call out to you, dear readers, to let us know your favorite theater experts to follow on Twitter. We've pooled the results (excluding some of the more well-known ones like Playbill, NYTimes Theater, etc.) and came up with 10 excellent theater influencers -- some focus on the news, others pose compelling discussions and others yet are entertaining personalities.

This list is by no means comprehensive so please, let us know who you follow on Twitter for your theater news and opinion in the comments.

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  • The Craptacular

    "Broadway and everything you <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/thecraptacular" target="_hplink">never needed to know about it</a>."

  • HowlRound.com

    Many of the big, overarching questions in the theater realm are <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/HowlRound" target="_hplink">hashed out here</a>.

  • Audra McDonald

    <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/AudraEqualityMc" target="_hplink">Seven-time Tony nominee, four-time Tony winner</a>, and currently starring in the Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," Audra McDonald is a name to know in theater, and an approachable tweeter to boot.

  • David Dower

    Director of artistic programs at ArtsEmerson, contributor to HowlRound and a great <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/ddower" target="_hplink">facilitator of discussion on Twitter</a>.

  • 2amt

    2AMt originally <a href="http://www.2amtheatre.com/where-2am-began/" target="_hplink">began</a> as a conversation on Twitter (go <a href="http://www.2amtheatre.com/where-2am-began/" target="_hplink">here</a> to read the original tweets). It now has a robust blog and whole host of opinionated <a href="http://www.2amtheatre.com/" target="_hplink">contributors</a> engaging in discussion around theater.

  • Broadway Girl NYC

    "Reviews, sightings, gossip, and news from a <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/BroadwayGirlNYC" target="_hplink">Broadway fan's perspective</a>."

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda

    The <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/Lin_Manuel" target="_hplink">brain</a> behind "Into the Heights" takes names as a <a href="http://linmanuel.com/" target="_hplink">Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist</a> and delightful tweeter.

  • Howard Sherman

    <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/HESherman" target="_hplink">Howard Sherman</a> is <a href="http://www.hesherman.com/" target="_hplink">many things</a>, but to us he's most informative in his role as a <a href="http://www.hesherman.com/" target="_hplink">theater pundit</a>.

  • Peter Marks

    It's always good fun over on <i>Washington Post</i> theater critic Peter Marks' <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/petermarksdrama" target="_hplink">Twitter feed</a>.

  • Willy Shakes

    And what's a day without a few words from Shakey? <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/IAM_SHAKESPEARE" target="_hplink">@IAM_SHAKESPEARE</a> is currently in round two of tweeting the complete works of William Shakespeare -- all 112,000+ lines.

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